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Thank you for your beautiful posts and captures of your season! Am so intrigued with your genuine, heartfelt stories. One very different from the other:)
FEBRUARY – a short month. Valentine’s Day, Chinese New Year.
My Seasons experience:
After finishing the mammoth painting last year Sept – Oct., had time off to re-energize in the creative sense. The temptation after such a big piece is to think I’ve arrived, and get sloppy. Finally around Christmas I returned to painting, since I feel there are still some paintings in me other people need to see.
Painting goes for me beyond romancing the aesthetic. It needs to have some meaning that will change the viewer’s life.
One time a twenty something came storming to the platform where the band played, and I painting. “Can I take a pic?”
A week after she saw me paint a bride in a night landscape she wrote me an email ( have her permission to tell how this affected her)
Paraphrased – “When I saw the white brides’ dress, I thought this could never be for me. I’ve done some (read: plenty) stuff that made me dirty. But then, my view changed when thinking God washes away all my dirty stuff. It was so freeing, I could too, wear white.”
It brought such a big change in how she thought about herself, she thought it was important to let me know. This is just one of the many, many stories.
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Last week our son was visiting from Holland, and just had dropped him off for few days at his sister’s house, when we cam back to …snow. Not much, but if it would be the only snow I would regret not showing you the snow from last winter.
In snow even a fence is highlighted – also, that it’s leaning:):)
My kids and grand kids went sledding the next day , but a touch of the flu kept me staying close to the cozy wood stove:)
Looking out of the window at my Californian (black)oak tree surrounded by snow
Whether it’s snow, rain, or sunshine, happy, good or horrendous or bad times, we like to see what your experience is!
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